With specializations in Campus Historic Preservation, Vernacular Architecture of the South, and Technology and Design in Historic Preservation, Professor Kapp is an expert on historic preservation, post-industrial revitalization and historic university campuses. He is chair of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) and is a member of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (IHAC). His most recent book, co-edited with Paul Armstrong, SynergiCity: Re-inventing the Post Industrial City, published by the University of Illinois Press 2012, won the Historic Preservation Book Award from the Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington in 2013 and it was subject of an exhibit held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation in 2013. He is a Fulbright Scholar and he will be researching and teaching at the University of Birmingham's Ironbridge Institute in the UK in 2014.


M.S., Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania; 1992
B.Arch, Cornell University; 1990